This video project draws attention to radiological contamination found in groundwater sampled under the Indian Point Nuclear facility and the correlation with thyroid cancer found in adjacent communities. The film, instead of portraying a "what if" scenario based on a major nuclear disaster at the plant, instead urges all to consider the quiet reality that exists for the health and safety of our communities and how Indian Point may be impacting people living near it today.

This video was made through Jacob Burns Film Center's Media Arts Lab's "Reel Green Change for Nonprofits" during the fall 2012 by participant Julia Church of Hudson River Sloop Clearwater.

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Indian Point is sited in the most populous location of any US nuclear plant, 25 miles north of Manhattan, with 20 million people living within a 50-mile radius. A catastrophic accident at Indian Point could kill tens of thousands, cause many cancers, and render NYC and much of the Hudson Valley uninhabitable.

However, contamination of groundwater and environmental damage to the Hudson River ecosystem are already occurring. Elevated cancer rates are evidenced by NYS Department of Health's interactive cancer cluster map, which is found at apps.nyhealth.gov/statistics/...

Clearwater is working to close the aging, leaking Indian Point nuclear plant, which has reached the end of the 40-year lifespan for which it was designed, and stop the renewal of its license for an unthinkable 20 more years.

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